04/17/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Anitamae Snead Garner
Newport News High School Class of 1950
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still more sad if slightly belated news today. Anita Snead Garner, Queen of the Class of 1950, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, April 05, 2016.
She was the sister of
Doug Snead (June '45)
(06 Sept 1928 - 28 Dec 1969),
Vivian Snead Gowell
(1933 - 2006).
From the Daily Press - 04/17/16:
Anita Snead Garner
NEWPORT NEWS - Anita S. Garner died on April 5, 2016 after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness.
She was born to John H. and Iola E. Snead in Newport News and was a life-long Peninsula resident.
She graduated from Newport News High School in 1950 and was elected Queen of her graduating class. She attended Virginia Intermont for one year and then transferred to Madison College (now James Madison University) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1954. At Madison she was President of the German Club (dance), May Queen her senior year, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, and a member of the tennis team.
Following graduation from Madison, Anita worked as a home economist for VEPCO and then taught the 7th grade at Hidenwood Elementary School for a number of years before stopping to raise her family. When her children were young, she spent countless hours taking them to swimming and golf practices and events. She later became a realtor and spent most of her time as a real estate agent with Carpenter Brothers Realty.
She was a member of the Newport News Historical Commission from 1993-1996 and was also a member of the City's North End Architectural Review Board. She was the editor and publisher of "Captain's Tour", the Newport News Centennial Celebration cookbook, a Board Member and past President of the North End Preservation and Historical Association (NEPHA), and was a President of the Newport News Bar Auxillary. Anita worked diligently with others in the successful, laborious task of having North End-Huntington Heights designated as a Historical Area and also in working to have the City designate the little City Park at the entrance to the Historical Area.
She was also a longtime member of the former First Presbyterian Church of Newport News and was a member of the former 24th Street Church of Christ in Newport News before that.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Jack Raymond Snead and Lt. Col. Douglas Lee Snead USMC, and her sister Vivian S. Gowell.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Walter Glover Garner, Jr.; children Elizabeth Garner Chapman (Kermit) of Raleigh, NC and Walter G. Garner III, MD (Karen) of Gainsville, FL; grandchildren Matthew, Daniel, Stephen, and Joseph Chapman and Brian, Rachel, David, James, and John Garner. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law Wallace K. Garner, MD (Barbara) of Newport News, VA and Earle Gowell of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and her sisters-in-law Helen Snead of Oakland, CA and Ann H. Snead of Williamsburg, VA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family wishes to offer a special thanks to Riverside House Calls Practice, Riverside Home Care Services and RN Annie T., and also to Hidenwood Pharmacy and RNs Jennifer and Cathy M., Stay at Home Personal Care Employees, and CNA Sandra "Connie" B. and RN Maggie H., Riverside and Sentara hospitals, doctors, nurses, and employees, and all others who assisted in and managed her care.
Burial services were private among family members who cherish the memories of her loving and wonderful life. Altmeyer Funeral Home assisted the family.
Those wishing to make a
contribution in Anita's memory may donate to the Riverside Foundation, 608
Denbigh Blvd. Suite 700, Newport News, VA 23608 or to a favorite charity.
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Our sincerest condolences are extended to Anita's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Words by Henry
Music by John B. Dykes
The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.
Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.
In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.
Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.
"The King of Love My Shepherd
Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind
assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of http://users.stargate.net/~bmames/ht0057_.htm - 09/09/10
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.
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